June

Video: Honda CBR250R tackles the class of 33bhp

Video: Honda CBR250R tackles the class of 33bhp

You're under 21 and have passed your test - what are you going to ride? The law says you must spend two whole years on a 33bhp-limited bike before you rip out the washers, throw them in the river and...

MRO Powerbike blog: Silverstone 18/19 June 2011

MRO Powerbike blog: Silverstone 18/19 June 2011

That was the best weekend’s racing I’ve ever had –three out of three wins (two in the dry, one in the wet). I just scraped the fastest lap of the weekend on Silverstone’s national circuit, ahead of...

Is the new Honda CBR600 worthy of the name?

Is the new Honda CBR600 worthy of the name?

Honda's new-for-2011 CBR600F brings an iconic name back to the middleweight class – but does it live up to its illustrious forbears? Where the original CBRs were market-leading supersports in their...

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Fitting an eSystem Scottoiler

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Fitting an eSystem Scottoiler

Last weekend I fitted an eSystem chain oiling system to my long term Triumph Tiger 800. Unlike traditional vacuum valve operated oilers, Scottoiler’s eSystem uses a small electric pump to dispense...

Video: Riding Keith Flint's Moto2 bike

Video: Riding Keith Flint's Moto2 bike

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves went along to the Brands GP circuit to ride the FTR Moto2. You don’t have to be a GP god to own this bike, as it’s the British firm’s first ever Grand Prix machine,...

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - The first month

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - The first month

I've now had the Tiger 800 for a month and when it's not being thrashed on a group test or chasing Ross Noble across the UK, I've been riding it on my 30 mile commute every day. Here's what I've...

Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy Blog: Thruxton BSB

Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy Blog: Thruxton BSB

After a busy week racing at the North West, I was invited by Harley-Davidson to be guest rider in the XR1200 Trophy at Thruxton – and I jumped at the chance. Racing in front of a packed BSB audience...

Staff bikes: BMW G650GS - When different isn’t better

Staff bikes: BMW G650GS - When different isn’t better

In my last update on the G650GS I’m riding this year, I mentioned how BMWs are different to other bikes in the detail. I said they were not always better but never without effort. Well, here’s an...

Video: Aprilia Tuono V4R takes on rivals

Video: Aprilia Tuono V4R takes on rivals

The Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC has taken the super naked class to a whole new level. We pitched the Italian firm's naked superbike against its top-spec rivals - the MV Agusta Brutale 1090RR,...